The BBFC are currently reviewing the complete collection of official James Bond Films set to be released as 50th Anniversary Blu-Ray box set called Bond 50.
Casino Royale is a 2006 US/UK/Czech spy film by Martin Campbell.
With Daniel Craig, Eva Green and Judi Dench. See IMDb
UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
- UK 2012 MGM RB Blu-ray [Bond 50 Collection] at UK Amazon released on 24th September 2012
The BBFC noted:
- Additional material in torture scene
US: It is not confirmed, but presumably the same version will be uncut for the first time too for:
- US 2012 MGM Bond 50 Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th September 2012
Censorship History: 2006-7
UK: Passed 12A/12 after BBFC advised category cuts were implemented for:
- UK 2007 Sony R0 Blu-ray
- UK 2007 Sony R1 DVD
- UK 2006 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Cut on BBFC advice in 2006: This film was originally seen by the BBFC in an unfinished version, for advice as to the film’s suitability at ’12A’. The BBFC advised the company that the torture scene placed too much emphasis on both the infliction of pain and the sadism of the villain for the requested ’12A’ category. When the completed version of the film was submitted for classification, reductions to the torture sequence had been made, including the removal of lingering shots of the rope, close shots of Bond’s facial reaction and the substitution of a more distant shot of the beating compared to the original version. This re-edited version of the scene was considered acceptable at ’12A’, where the Guidelines permit violence provided there is no dwelling on detail or emphasis on injuries.
See Gavin Salkeld’s Detailed cut list for details of the cuts made to appease both MPAA & BBFC.
The releases in Scandinavia, Netherlands, Japan and Australia are all already uncut